Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
me at the table is westin solutions, inc a company doi doing. steve coll and president of the new american foundation and a staff writer at the new yorker magazine. francis bernanke and dan dicker is it still at the table. i'm really curious about how this boom is going to transform american politics. i'm particularly concerned about climate, right? it seems to me that we are basically in certain ways headed in exactly the wrong direction, but also at the same time headed in the right direction. here's what i mean by that. k carbon emissions are the lowest in the country since 1992. that's largely because every btu of natural gas you substitute for coal, you get 50% of the emissions. at the same time we have this foss fill fuel boom, we have this decline in the carbon emissions. i wonder how should i feel from an environmental perspective about these two facts that seem to be in deep tension with each other? >> i think the main thing, chris, is we have to get on a path way to reduce emissions over time. natural gas is better than coal, but it does not get you there. you have to ha
Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
is the brother of our , cocontributor steve hayes, fox news and "weekly standard," figured out somebody has to capture the memories. honor flight is a great program started by joe dean, ibm executive. he heard about this and what they do is go to a city like chicago and they will find as many world warii veterans as they can and do an all expense trip, day trip to d.c. and they come and get to come and see the memorial. a lot of people can volunteer to do it. i am so excited. i have been waiting for the movie for two years. bob, you have seen the veterans in washington as well. >> bob: first, disappointed about taking so long to get the world war ii monument up. it was a big debate going on. i don't know why. it's such a beautiful thing first of all to see it. to see the guys coming. let's remember now, i don't think anybody is a world war ii veteran is less than 80 years old. if you think about it, if you were 16, 17 in 1941. so we are losing these people at a rapid rate. thought they could finally come and see the honor that they deserve is just remarkable. the honor flight idea was a ter
Dec 8, 2012 1:30pm EST
booktv highlights a few programs about economics. james gustav, steve forbes and george gilder all weigh in. watch this and more all weekend long on booktv. for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >> now, from albany, new york, we hear about the state-mandated new york state writer's institute. the program promotes cultural initiatives through author presentations, workshops, film screen things and more -- screenings and more. >> i can see each event just as vividly as i can see the posters before me. i'm donald faulkner, i'm director of the new york state writer's institute, and what we do, what i do is kind of herd intellectual cats. we bring a lot of writers through to albany to do readings, we also do a number of other types of programs, events, writing workshops and film series and programs with young writers and a summer institute that we run in saratoga. >> the life of the -- my life in the last few years was, i suppose you'd call it adventurous. but this thing ruined everything. [laughter] >> we go far and wide, find the best writers that we can and bring them to albany.